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Bind Us Together

February 10, 2017 — Leave a comment

                 I read a great book called Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan.  The setting is on a Colorado ranch in 1895.  Conor MacKay and Abby Stanton are the main characters.

Here is a great line that I found fascinating.  “As physically attractive as she may find him, she would never consider marrying Conor MacKay.  It was one thing to care about him and wish to ease his pain.  It was quite another to wish to bind her life to his.”

Wow!  What insight.  Have you ever considered marriage in those terms?  Have you ever thought about binding your life to someone?  I believe that’s exactly what happens.

When you take those vows, you bind your life to someone else.  Scripture describes it as becoming one flesh.  Marriage is not you and me; it’s us…our lives bound together.  And if our lives are bound together, do you not want the very best for the other part that is you?

When we get busy “doing our own thing” it’s easy to concentrate on our own feelings, our own happiness, our own needs.  But what about the one who is bound to us?

Love Heart, before you take that giant step into marriage, consider the binding of another life to yours.  Are you willing to be bound to them for a lifetime?  Their habits that drive you crazy today probably won’t change.  They are who they are.

Here’s a word of sage advice.  If you have any doubts at all, DON’T DO IT!  It doesn’t matter how many plans have been made or how much money has been spent.  The magnitude of a mistake like that is enormous.  Seek God from the start and listen to Him.  He’s never wrong!  Gwen~

I Do… or Do I ???

February 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

551008_10151959920090147_1162823511_nToday is my Anniversary!  I’ve been married to the love of my life for 37 years.  Wow, time flies when you’re having fun.

Greg and I married when he was 19 and I had just turned 18.  We learned a great deal about each other that first year.  Not all of it good!

However, we were taught that you tuff it out! We had made a promise not only to one another but to God.

“Will you have this woman/man to be your wedded wife/husband?  Will you love and comfort her/him, honor and keep her/him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her/him as long as you both shall live?”  th (3)

That doesn’t mean we are to stay in an abusive situation but it doesn’t mean to run at the first sign of trouble either!

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” Ephesians 5:25

th (5)As I think back over the years…there are times when I don’t know how Greg put up with me but I’m sure glad he did!

“And be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32

motor-150x1501Happy Anniversary My Love! ~Debra

“Love suffers long, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not promote itself, is not puffed up, does not behave badly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” 1Corinthians 13:4-8